SaskTel criticizes CRTC’s plans to phase out rural phone subsidy

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  • Bill___A

    I think that in 2017, we should be past the rural subsidy thing. I am surprised that so many communities have such low internet speeds. I would have thought that a company who started putting in fibre to their network in the late 70’s would have progressed to the point of having pretty fast internet available to each rate center. Each province has their own challenges for communications. The rest of Canada, in my view, should not be subsidizing communications in Saskatchewan any more than Saskatchewan should be subsidizing other provinces. Perhaps some of that money spent building an entirely separate closed cable TV network (Saskatchewan Teletheatre in the 70’s) would have been better used for a rural build out.